Entries Tagged as 'Digital Media Receivers'

Ready For That HDR-Ready Home Theater? Hold On

April 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · 4K Flat Panel, Blu-ray Titles, Connected TVs, HDMI, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Sound Systems, Surround Sound Systems, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV, Video Processors

From the hurry- up and-wait department: a recent HDMI 2.0a spec. extension, which supports metadata for high- dynamic range (HDR)-encoded 4K Ultra HD video passed over HDMI connectors may not be as seamlessly updatable as generally expected for some home theater components. Jeff Park, senior technical specifications manager for the HDMI LLC, told HD Guru […]

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Apple Reveals Apple TV HBO Now Launch

April 7th, 2015 · No Comments · Cable TV, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, News

Apple TV enthusiasts will soon be able to tune in “Game of Thrones” and other HBO classic programs through the launch Tuesday of the new HBO Now service on Apple’s digital media adapter, as well as iOS devices like iPads and iPhones. All the details after the break.

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HBO Comes to Sling TV

April 2nd, 2015 · No Comments · Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, News

Sling TV said Wednesday that it will be the first live over-the-top Internet TV service to offer HBO programming, and will carry the premium cable programming across all Sling TV supported devices incliding the Amazon Fire TV (with $50 off Sling TV bundle offer). HBO programming will be available as a $15-per-month add-on package to the $20-per month […]

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HEVC: Two Pools of Thought

March 30th, 2015 · No Comments · 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Cable TV, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, Streaming Services, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV, Uncategorized

Patent pools are a method of aggregating disparate claims to intellectual property rights used in a new device or technology so that manufacturers and content producers can pay one fee to satisfy all parties. But for the new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) compression system used for 4K Ultra HDTV and other video formats, the […]

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Adopting a Digital Media Adapter?

March 25th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, HDMI, News, Review, Second Screen, Streaming Services

Despite the growing penetration of all-in-one smart TVs, an increasingly popular method for receiving and watching so-called over-the-top (OTT) video content is coming from digital media adapters (DMAs). These DMAs, which are also known by a variety of other names, are typically small set-top boxes or thumb-drive-sized HDMI dongles that usually have a built-in Wi-Fi […]

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Sling TV Offers Simple, TV-Lite Solution

March 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, Review, Satellite TV, Sling Box, Streaming Services

Sling TV is a commendable first attempt by Dish Network at offering a real solution for Internet-delivered live pay-TV programming without the need to lock into a pricey, monolithic, cable, satellite or telco-TV subscription package. The slimmed-down selection covers a lot of popular live basic cable channels to supplement the viewing appetites of Web surfers […]

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Sony Launches PlayStation Vue Service In 3 Cities

March 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Cable TV, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, News

Sony officially launched Wednesday its PlayStation Vue (PS Vue) live streaming over-the-top (OTT) pay-TV service aimed at cord-cutters, cord-nevers and video gamers in three initial roll out markets including: New York, Chicago and Philadelphia. The service, which will initially be available as a downloadable app on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 video game consoles, will […]

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So, You Think You’re Ready To Cut The Cord?

March 13th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Cable TV, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, DVR

  Most Americans continue to enjoy their daily TV programming through a pay-TV service from a cable, satellite or telco provider, but increasingly segments of the population have forsaken the traditional route for cheaper and sometimes more relevant alternatives. Options for all of this so-called “cord-cutting” or “cord-shaving” activity are growing by the day, and […]

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